Stanard Mebwe Pachong and Kristian Müller-Nedebock “Active force maintains the stability of a contractile ring” European Physical Journal E (2017) 40:91 DOI:10.1140/epje/i2017-11581-9 We discuss how motors in the contractile ring bring about its stability, separating the effects of the activity and the networking.
Ms Stanard Mebwe Pachong shall be presenting the public part of her Ph.D. defence at 09:00 on Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Venue: Seminar Room of the Merensky Building for Physics.
T Jacobs, GO Lloyd, J-A Gertenbach, KK Müller-Nedebock, C Esterhuysen, and L Barbour “In situ X-ray Structural Studies of a Flexible Host Responding to Incremental Gas Loading” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 4913–4916 (2012).
Stanard Mebwe Pachong joined the group to pursue her PhD on dynamics of networks with active cross-linkers. She was previously at AIMS Senegal. We are grateful to the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World for her generous funding.
Müller-Nedebock, K. K., Frisch, H. L. & Percus, J. K. “Stiff polymer in monomer ensemble”. Phys. Rev. E 67, 011801 (2003) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.67.011801
Imagine the filaments forming the cytoskeleton of a cell. They are confined within the cell membrane. Not only do these filaments influence how the cell might behave mechanically, but how the filaments behave is coupled to the restricted space in which they grow, arrange or combine into networks. Similarly one can think of polymers inside… Read More »
Arash Azari, Kristian K. Müller-Nedebock “Entropic competition in polymeric systems under geometrical confinement”, EPL 110 68004 doi:10.1209/0295-5075/110/68004 (alternatively, http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.5312) We present simulations of alternating copolymers of segments of different stiffness that are confined within regions. Mixtures of different chains then have different arrangements depending on the size of the confining region. In another paper we shall be… Read More »
B Loos, J-HS Hofmeyr, KK Müller-Nedebock, L Boonzaaier, C Kinnear in Autophagy: Cancer, Other Pathologies, Inflammation, Immunity, Infection, and Aging (ed. MA Hayat) 3, 39–56 (Elsevier, 2014). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-405529-2.00002-0
S Banerjee, MC Marchetti, KK Müller-Nedebock “Motor-driven dynamics of cytoskeletal filaments in motility assays” Physical Review E 84 011914 (2011) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.84.011914
Molecular machines are responsible for a variety of non-equilibrium actions. They can make cells themselves move about, and perhaps exhibit fascinating collective motion, and the are responsible, amongst other things, for the transportation of cargo, or play a role in the tightening of the contractile ring during cells division. A range of molecular motors move… Read More »